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S.Korea, Saudi Arabia agree to jointly develop hydrogen economy
Riyadh, Jan 19 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in held talks with Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday and agreed to work together in areas related to the hydrogen economy.
2022-01-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Real Madrid beat Athletic Club to win Spanish Supercup
Riyadh, Jan 17 (IANS) Real Madrid beat Athletic Club Bilbao 2-0 to win the 2022 Spanish Supercup in the final played in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh.
2022-01-17
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Football
Iran nuclear talks progressing amid 'better atmosphere'
Riyadh, Jan 16 (IANS) Chief negotiators of Iran and three European countries have temporarily returned to their home countries for consultations as expert talks continue, providing the latest evidence that international talks to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal in Vienna have been moving forward.
2022-01-16
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Real start favourites against Athletic Bilbao in Supercup final
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Jan 15 (IANS) Real Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao will play the final of the Spanish Supercup here on Sunday night.
2022-01-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Football
Athletic Club rally against Atletico to reach Supercup final
Riyadh, Jan 14 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao qualified for their second Spanish Supercup final in two years as they came back from behind to beat Atletico Madrid 2-1.
2022-01-14
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Football
Harith Noah completes his 3rd Dakar in Experience class
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Jan 14 (IANS) Harith Noah successfully completed his third Dakar becoming the only rider from India to fly the Tricolour at the 44th Dakar Rally, the prestigious annual cross-country endurance rally-raid race, which concluded here on Friday.
2022-01-14
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Other Sports
Saudi Arabia to auction 3 mining licences in 2022
Riyadh, Jan 13 (IANS) Saudi Arabia plans to auction up to three mining licences in 2022, including Khnaiguiyah mines where zinc and copper deposits are estimated at around 26 million tonnes, Al Arabiya News has reported.
2022-01-13
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Saudi Arabia to develop nuclear power programme
Riyadh, Jan 13 (IANS) Saudi Arabia aims to take advantage of its uranium resources to develop its nuclear power program, Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud revealed.
2022-01-13
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Valverde on the break decides Supercup Clasico for Real Madrid
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Jan 13 (IANS) Fede Valverde's goal in the first period of extra-time gave Real Madrid a place in Sunday's final of the Spanish Supercup with a thrilling 3-2 win over archrivals FC Barcelona.
2022-01-13
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Football
Crisis in Kazakhstan -- a seismic event in Central Asia
New Delhi, Jan 12: The last few days witnessed unprecedented violence, bloodshed and frenzy on the streets of many cities of Kazakhstan including the capital Nur-Sultan and the largest city and former capital Almaty. According to reports from the Kazakh Health Ministry, 164 people were killed out of which more than 100 were killed in Almaty. As per initial accounts, the peaceful protests against increase in price of car fuel were quickly hijacked by "criminals and murderers... armed and trained bandits, both local and foreign" resulting in chaos and total breakdown of law and order in all parts of the country.
2022-01-12
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,National
Dakar Rally 2022: Jose Ignacio Cornejo wins ninth stage
Saudi Arabia, Jan 12 (IANS) Monster Energy Honda Team riders will be in contention for the final overall Dakar Rally 2022 victory.
2022-01-12
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Other Sports
Dakar Rally: Harith Noah continues impressive run, placed 28th after Day 7
Riyadh, Jan 8 (IANS) Going into the rest day on Saturday, TVS Racing Factory rider Harith Noah nurtured his injured shoulder and is eager to take on the challenge ahead in the Dakar Rally Moto section from Sunday.
2022-01-08
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Other Sports
Harith Noah, India's lone representative, hoping for good start in Dakar
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Dec 31 (IANS) India's Harith Noah is all set for a third innings in Dakar 2022 as the toughest and longest cross-country rally in the World acquires a double World Championship status with both FIA and FIM, coming together for a five-round Worlds for both four-wheelers and bikes.
2021-12-31
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Other Sports
Hezbollah accused of targeting Saudi Arabia via Sanaa airport
Riyadh, Dec 27 (IANS) Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen accused Lebanon's Hezbollah of targeting Riyadh through the Sanaa International Airport, Al Arabiya News reported.
2021-12-27
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi launches Jeddah Central Project
Riyadh, Dec 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has launched a development plan of the Jeddah Central Project with a total investment of $20 billion.
2021-12-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Arabic calligraphy inscribed on Unesco's intangible cultural list
Riyadh, Dec 16 (IANS) The Arabic calligraphy was officially inscribed on the list of the Unesco's list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
2021-12-16
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,International
Hamilton wins wild Saudi GP to set up F1 title showdown
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Dec 6 (IANS) Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton beat Red Bull's Max Verstappen in a truly chaotic Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, which was restarted twice and in which the two title rivals collided with each other once again in the 2021 season.
2021-12-06
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Motorsports
Hamilton becomes first driver to clinch Saudi Arabian GP pole position
Riyadh, Dec 5 (IANS) Great Britain's Lewis Hamilton has become the first driver to clinch the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix pole position. The remarkable accomplishment was made after beating out teammate Valtteri Bottas and the world championship title rival Max Verstappen of Red Bull.
2021-12-05
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Motorsports
Saudi Arabia, France agree to strengthen cooperation
Riyadh, Dec 5 (IANS) Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on Saturday met with visiting French President Emmanuel Macron in Jeddah, where they agreed to strengthen cooperation between the two countries.
2021-12-05
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Politics
Saudi Arabia GP: F2 racers Fittipaldi, Pourchaire airlifted to hospital after crash
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Dec 5 (IANS) Formula Two racers Theo Pourchaire and Enzo Fittipaldi were airlifted to hospital on Sunday after they were involved in a horror crash at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
2021-12-05
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Other Sports
Saudi Arabia reports 1st case of Omicron Covid variant
Riyadh, Dec 1 (IANS) The Saudi Arabian Health Ministry on Wednesday reported the first cases of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19.
2021-12-01
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine
Saudi Arabia launches 1st non-profit city
Riyadh, Nov 15 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud announced the launch of the first non-profit city.
2021-11-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Initiative launched to document oral history of Saudi folkloric dance
Riyadh, Nov 1 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has announced the launch of an initiative to document the oral history of the Ardah, a folkloric group dance.
2021-11-01
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Art/Culture/Books
Saudi expels Lebanese ambassador, recalls ambassador to Lebanon
Riyadh, Oct 30 (IANS) Saudi Arabia recalled on Friday its ambassador to Lebanon and demanded the Lebanese ambassador leave the kingdom within 48 hours, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
2021-10-30
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Probe results of Saudi-led coalition's ops in Yemen announced
Riyadh, Oct 28 (IANS) The Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) in Yemen announced on Wednesday the results of investigations into allegations against some military operations conducted by the Saudi-led coalition.
2021-10-28
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi launches sustainability-oriented green initiative forum
Riyadh, Oct 24 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has inaugurated the annual Saudi Green Initiative Forum in the capital Riyadh.
2021-10-24
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Saudi Arabia eases Covid precautionary measures
Riyadh, Oct 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has started easing precautionary measures against Covid-19 as the country has witnessed a reduction in fresh cases.
2021-10-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi Arabia outlines roadmap to boost museum sector
Riyadh, Sep 20 (IANS) The Museums Commission of Saudi Arabia has outlined a strategy to upgrade the sector of museums in the country.
2021-09-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Saudi Arabia approves new law to protect personal data
Riyadh, Sep 15 (IANS) The Council of Ministers approved on Tuesday the personal Data Protection Law.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Technology
Saudi Arabia inks MoU with Pfizer to manufacture viral and genetic vaccines
Riyadh, Sep 15 (IANS) Saudi Arabias Ministry of Industry announced on Tuesday the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Pfizer Foundation to manufacture viral and genetic vaccines in the Kingdom.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Saudi Arabia approves law to protect personal data
Riyadh, Sep 15 (IANS) The Saudi Cabinet has approved the Personal Data Protection Law that aims to reinforce respect for individuals' privacy and contribute to the creation of a data-based digital economy.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,International
Saudi Arabia announces project to revive historic Jeddah
Riyadh, Sep 7 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced the launch of a project to revive historic city of Jeddah, state media reported.
2021-09-07
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi Arabia to host Mideast green initiative summit
Riyadh, Sep 3 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will host the inaugural Saudi Green Initiative (SGI) Forum and Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit in October.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi Arabia's 1st batch of female soldiers graduate
Riyadh, Sep 3 (IANS) The first group of female Saudi Arabian soldiers graduated from the Armed Forces Womens Cadre Training Centre, after completing 14 weeks of basic training that began on May 30.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Saudi students return to school after 17 months
Riyadh, Aug 30 (IANS) Saudi Arabian students have returned to their schools for in-person classes, starting their new academic year after 17 months of online education due to the covid-19 pandemic.
2021-08-30
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Education,Politics
FIBA Asia Cup: Saudi Arabia beat Palestine, India qualify for finals
Jeddah, Aug 22 (IANS) Saudi Arabia defeated Palestine 96-72 in the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifying tournaments - Group H on Sunday, sending a wave of cheer in the Indian camp as that win paved the way for India to qualify for the finals scheduled in July 2022 at Jakarta.
2021-08-22
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Other Sports
India pip Palestine 79-77 in Asia Cup basketball qualifiers
Jeddah, Aug 21 (IANS) A brilliant performance in the fourth quarter helped India prevail over Palestine 79-77 in a thrilling do-or-die encounter and maintain their chances of qualifying for next year's FIBA Asia Cup in Indonesia.
2021-08-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Other Sports
India lose to Saudi Arabia in Asia Cup basketball qualifiers
Jeddah, Aug 20 (IANS) India suffered a setback in their dream to qualify for next year's FIBA Asia Cup in Jakarta when the men's basketball team went down fighting to Saudi Arabia 61-80 on Friday night.
2021-08-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Other Sports
Saudi signs deal with IATA to facilitate int'l use of health passport
Riyadh, Aug 19 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to facilitate the international use of its health passport issued for those vaccinated against Covid-19.
2021-08-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
New initiative by Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia to help students
Riyadh, Aug 11 (IANS) The Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia will launch the Indian Education Forum to not only facilitate higher education of Indian students in the Kingdom, but also to provide greater ease and access to the Indian education system.
2021-08-11
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diaspora,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Saudi to start receiving Umrah requests from foreigners
Riyadh, Aug 9 (IANS) Starting from Monday, Saudi Arabia will begin receiving requests to perform Umrah -- an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca -- from foreign worshippers, the government announced.
2021-08-09
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
Saudi FM welcomes appointment of new UN special envoy for Yemen
Riyadh, Aug 8 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud has welcomed the appointment of Hans Grundberg as UN Special Envoy for Yemen.
2021-08-08
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi announces Hajj season free from Covid-19
Riyadh, July 23 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday the successful conclusion of this year's Hajj season, free from the Covid-19 and other contagious diseases, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Saudi uses information tech to control pandemic during Haj
Riyadh, July 19 (IANS) The Saudi government is employing the latest information technologies to help control the spread of Covid-19 during this year's Haj season.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
Islamic Development Bank elects Saudi nominee as new Prez
Jeddah, July 19 (IANS) The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) said that Saudi Arabia's nominee Muhammed Sulaiman Al Jasser has been elected as its new President for five years.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Grand Mosque in Mecca receives 1st batch of Haj pilgrims
Riyadh, July 18 (IANS) The first batch of Haj pilgrims have arrived at the Grand Mosque in Macca to perform their first ritual for the annual pilgrimage, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
2021-07-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
Saudi King, Oman Sultan hold negotiation session
Riyadh, July 12 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and visiting Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq held a negotiation session in the planned cross-border city of Neom, according to state media.
2021-07-12
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Sultan of Oman to embark on 1st visit to Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, July 10 (IANS) Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq will embark on his first visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday, the official media in Riyadh confirmed.
2021-07-10
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi Arabia approves security plan for Haj
Riyadh, July 5 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has approved the security plan for this year's Haj pilgrimage, while taking into account precautions against Covid-19.
2021-07-05
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
Saudi Arabia bans entry from UAE, Vietnam, Ethiopia and Afghanistan
Riyadh, July 3 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has banned the travel of citizens to UAE, Ethiopia and Vietnam without prior permission, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Saturday, citing an official source at the Ministry of Interior.
2021-07-03
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine